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Beth Israel Lahey Health RN Clinical Nurse Leader SICU 40 Hours Days/Evenings in Burlington, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Rotating (United States of America)

Clinical Nurse Leader -Surgical ICU 40 Hours Days/Evenings

Job Description:

Clinical Nurse Leader -Surgical ICU Day/Evening

We are seeking an experienced Critical Care RN to be the Clinical Nurse Leader of our SICU RN team.The SICU is a 24-bed acute intensive care area specializing in the care of patients following major trauma, postoperative multi-system failure and liver or kidney transplants. The experienced and highly skilled nurses in the SICU also provide care to patients following surgery in the CT PACU. The patient-to-nurse ratio is 1:1 or 2:1 throughout all shifts. Using the latest technologies, nursing staff provide care to patients requiring ventilatory support, hemodynamic monitoring, ICP monitoring, CRRT, IABP and BIVADS, in addition to providing support and comfort to the families of these patients.

Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager and in collaboration with Nursing Education , the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) practices within the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Professional Practice Model, MA State Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of PThe roleractice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s core values that reflect its mission. The CNL role provides horizontal leadership accountable for the management of care and the care environment through knowing the patient, communication and lateral integration of care. The CNL serves as a change agent to translate and integrate evidence into practice; to design and evaluate care and improve outcomes. Implements change and willingness to challenge established ways of doing things in a constructive way. Exemplifies a strong, positive attitude toward internal and external customers and continuous service improvement.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Clinical Practice and Leadership

  • Staff Development

  • System Coordination

  • Quality Improvement

  • Resource management

  • Human

  • Fiscal

  • Information Systems and Technology

  • Professional Growth/Lifelong learner

The CNL provides care indirectly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members. The CNL works productively and effectively within a complex environment, handling multiple/changing priorities and dealing with demands associated with a tertiary patient care environment such as, varying patient needs and staffing resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Maintains extensive clinical knowledge of the patient population and possesses current clinical and leadership skills as defined by nursing specialty organizations and in compliance with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required. Masters of Science, Nursing or equivalent advanced degree in health related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in order to have full understanding of Nursing leadership and Education functions is preferred .

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Life Support Certification: BLS and ACLS.

  • CCRN.

  • Quality improvement experience preferred.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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